A new study claims that women are more emotionally invested in their relationships than men. Why do men seem so detached? An expert weighs in on the differences between men and women.
Clients try to convince me that resentment naturally builds in relationships over time. They say so as if it’s a given. It’s not. George Pransky’s book The Relationship Handbook taught me the one, simple thing that leads to—and away from—resentment. When you focus on yourself and how their behavior affected you, you feel resentment. When your partner is away on a business trip and doesn’t call and you make it about you…
Do you ever wish you had a 'marriage cheat sheet'? ... a few 'easy to remember' tips that would help keep your love strong? In a world that squeezes out fun and crams in more demands ... what are the secrets of those that stay 'in love' and those that 'fall out of love'? In a recent love and marriage survey of over 8,000 participants over 50, couples who were the happiest shared these tidbits ...
Have you had a relationship go south when you were feeling good about it? Were you torn between resignation and resistance?
Mindfulness means simply being in the present moment. Why is this so valuable? Lack of mindfulness can lead to a sex life that's stale, repetitive and empty. So here is some advice from one of our experts on practicing mindfulness for true intimacy.
Do you know the difference between being nice and being loving? Our society has long trained children to be "nice." Being nice might mean: • Telling white lies so as not to hurt other's feelings, such as agreeing with them when you really disagree. • Listening politely when someone is going on and on, even when you are so bored you can hardly stand it.
Hit a rough patch or plateau in your most intimate relationship? If so, don't freak out, just take 30 days to intentionally work to make things better - and use the following as a guide. 1. Know and meet each other’s relationship needs Everyone has needs. And everyone looks to their partner to meet some of their needs. It could be a need to feel safe, a need to feel sexy, a need for fun and entertainment, a need for support, or anything else. Love comes in lots of forms, and it’s critical that you know your needs and all the ways
“My wife and I keep hearing about ‘date night’ and we do it, we go to the movies and have dinner, but we are looking for some ways to spice things up that won’t get us in any trouble.” Scott, Arizona Great question, Scott! Just after David and I were engaged we had started to settle into the relationship the way we can after some of the newness deepens into a different level of intimacy. A few of our natural tendencies or personality traits became more obvious to each other.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is difficult enough without having to add to it the complexities of dealing with varying relationships. It’s not just the one you might readily think about – the love interest, spouse, boyfriend, significant other, etc. These are the most common.
The to-do list associated with Valentine's Day typically involves flower orders, dinner reservations, and chocolate deliveries. All of these can be lovely gestures of fondness and appreciation, but all of them are fleeting symbols whose pleasures fade come Feb. 15. The greatest and most lasting gift we can give a loved one is to be open to evolving as a person and improving our relationship. So why not use a holiday that celebrates love as an opportunity to think about how we can make ours stronger?
If you are just experiencing the physical actions, the bump and grind, the sweating and huffing and puffing, you and your partner are truly depriving yourselves of the amazing gifts that you can share when you make love versus just having sex. Sure, there can be a good release from the pressures of work and life in general if you reach climax, but the benefits of the physical act are brief compared to what can be gained from opening your heart and experiencing your intimate activity with your emotions, too.
Do you find it hard to let yourself be vulnerable? Fear of intimacy is the main reason people do not open up emotionally with another person. There are a range of emotions and behaviors that can enhance the intimacy, or deepening, of your relationship.